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Resignation Policy


Although [Company Name] hopes that employment with the company will be a mutually rewarding experience, it is understood that varying circumstances do cause employees to voluntarily resign employment. Employees are asked to follow the guidelines below regarding notice and exit procedures when voluntarily resigning.


Notice of resignation. Employees are encouraged to provide two weeks' notice to facilitate a smooth transition out of the organization. If an employee provides less notice than requested, the employer may deem the individual to be ineligible for rehire depending on the circumstances.

Form of resignation notice. All resignations must be confirmed in writing. Employees may wish to complete the employee resignation form provided by the company for this purpose or may submit other written notice that must include the reason for leaving and the effective date. Employees who verbally resign will receive a confirmation of resignation notice within 24 hours.

Pay in lieu of notice. Management reserves the right to provide an employee with two weeks' pay in lieu of notice in situations where job or business needs warrant. Such a decision should not be perceived as reflecting negatively on the employee, given that it may be due to a variety of reasons not known to the individual or other employees.

Resignation for failure to report to work. Employees who fail to report to work for three consecutive days without properly communicating to their supervisor or manager the reasons for their absence will be viewed as voluntarily resigning their employment as of the third day.

Rescission of resignation. Employees will not be allowed to rescind a resignation, whether given verbally or in writing, once the resignation has been confirmed by the employer. Employees who wish to discuss concerns about their continued employment before making a final decision to resign are encouraged to do so consistent with the organization's retention program.

Eligibility for rehire. Employees who resign in good standing under this policy and whose documented performance is above average under the organization's performance management system will be eligible for reemployment for a period of up to six months from the last date of employment, with benefits tied to seniority reinstated in full. Former employees will be considered for open positions along with all other candidates. Former employees who apply for reemployment after six months will be treated as new employees for purposes of seniority-related benefits.

Reporting of employee departures. All departing employees, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their departure, will be reported as a group on a monthly basis to all staff. Those with a need to know (e.g., supervisors up the chain-of-command, payroll, front desk, IT and security) will be advised of the last day of actual work for the company.

Exit meeting. Resigning employees will be scheduled for an exit meeting to ensure that all tools and equipment are returned and to provide an opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns related to employment with [Company Name]. Employees who fail to return any company property, including keys, credit cards, tools, uniforms, cellular phones, laptops and other equipment, will be deemed ineligible for rehire and may be subject to legal proceedings on behalf of [Company Name].

Forwarding address and final pay. Departing employees will be asked to confirm their forwarding address to ensure that benefits and tax information are received in a timely manner. Final pay will be mailed to this address by the next payday unless state law or other procedures dictate otherwise. Accrued but unused vacation will be paid out consistent with company policy and state law requirements.


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